A remarkable event took place at the New York Society for Ethical Culture between September 30 and October 1, 2011. Jon Kabat-Zinn, the creator of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and his long time collaborator, Saki Santorelli, organized an event to explore the penetration of Mindfulness in different societal environments.
How many times have you said, about an activity that you know would be good for you? This story is an argument for why it’s time to reassess your priorities and make time for yourself.
An interesting study out of Harvard confirmed last year that “a wandering mind is an unhappy mind.” But, what about the evidence suggesting that letting the mind wander can actually be helpful for concentration and memory. What do these seemingly conflicting findings mean for your Mindfulness meditation practice?
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, or ACT (pronounced in one word), was developed by Dr. Steven Hayes and his research team and has, in the last decade or so, become one of the leading mindfulness-based interventions.